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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337761/children-s-recognition-of-emotional-prosody-in-spectrally-degraded-speech-is-predicted-by-their-age-and-cognitive-status
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Anna R Tinnemore, Danielle J Zion, Aditya M Kulkarni, Monita Chatterjee
OBJECTIVES: It is known that school-aged children with cochlear implants show deficits in voice emotion recognition relative to normal-hearing peers. Little, however, is known about normal-hearing children's processing of emotional cues in cochlear implant-simulated, spectrally degraded speech. The objective of this study was to investigate school-aged, normal-hearing children's recognition of voice emotion, and the degree to which their performance could be predicted by their age, vocabulary, and cognitive factors such as nonverbal intelligence and executive function...
January 15, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318823/-design-and-implementation-of-mobile-terminal-data-acquisition-for-chinese-materia-medica-resources-survey
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Yuan-Hua Qi, Hui Wang, Xiao-Bo Zhang, Yan Jin, Xiao-Guang Ge, Zhi-Xian Jing, Ling Wang, Yu-Ping Zhao, Lan-Ping Guo, Lu-Qi Huang
In this paper, a data acquisition system based on mobile terminal combining GPS, offset correction, automatic speech recognition and database networking technology was designed implemented with the function of locating the latitude and elevation information fast, taking conveniently various types of Chinese herbal plant photos, photos, samples habitat photos and so on. The mobile system realizes automatic association with Chinese medicine source information, through the voice recognition function it records the information of plant characteristics and environmental characteristics, and record relevant plant specimen information...
November 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316338/efficacy-of-automatic-bolus-calculator-with-automatic-speech-recognition-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Piotr Foltynski, Piotr Ladyzynski, Ewa Pankowska, Karolina Mazurczak
BACKGROUND: Patients using an insulin pump as part of their diabetes treatment need to calculate insulin bolus to compensate for a meal. Some patients do not modify their meal boluses according to the changing amount and composition of food products in a meal. The lack of correct meal boluses leads to unstable, and therefore harmful blood glucose levels. The aim of the current study was to test the system supporting bolus determination based on the voice description of a meal. METHODS: The developed bolus calculator consists of the smartphone application and three remote servers for automatic speech recognition, text analysis, and insulin dosage calculation...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313147/voice-discrimination-by-adults-with-cochlear-implants-the-benefits-of-early-implantation-for-vocal-tract-length-perception
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Yael Zaltz, Raymond L Goldsworthy, Liat Kishon-Rabin, Laurie S Eisenberg
Cochlear implant (CI) users find it extremely difficult to discriminate between talkers, which may partially explain why they struggle to understand speech in a multi-talker environment. Recent studies, based on findings with postlingually deafened CI users, suggest that these difficulties may stem from their limited use of vocal-tract length (VTL) cues due to the degraded spectral resolution transmitted by the CI device. The aim of the present study was to assess the ability of adult CI users who had no prior acoustic experience, i...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287204/toddlers-comprehension-of-adult-and-child-talkers-adult-targets-versus-vocal-tract-similarity
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Angela Cooper, Natalie Fecher, Elizabeth K Johnson
How do children represent words? If lexical representations are based on encoding the indexical characteristics of frequently-heard speakers, this predicts that speakers like a child's own mother should be best understood. Alternatively, if they are based on the child's own motor productions, this predicts an own-voice advantage in word recognition. Here, we address this question by presenting 2.5-year-olds with recordings of their own voice, another child's voice, their own mother's voice, and another mother's voice in a child-friendly eye-tracking procedure...
December 26, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258652/phonemic-feature-involvement-in-lexical-access-in-grades-3-and-5-evidence-from-visual-and-auditory-lexical-decision-tasks
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Karinne Sauval, Laetitia Perre, Séverine Casalis
Numerous studies have evidenced the involvement of the phonological code during visual word recognition not only in skilled adult readers but also in child readers. Moreover, in skilled adult readers, visual word processing has been shown to be sensitive to phonetic details such as phonemic features (e.g., manner of articulation, place of articulation, voicing and nasality in French) which are typically involved in phonological lexicon access during speech processing. In contrast, it is not known whether and when visual word recognition is affected by phonemic features during learning to read...
December 16, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248686/augmented-reality-for-personalized-nanomedicines
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REVIEW
Yugyung Lee, Chi H Lee
As our understanding of onset and progress of diseases at the genetic and molecular level rapidly progresses, the potential of advanced technologies, such as 3D-printing, Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) or augmented reality (AR), that are applied to personalized nanomedicines (PNMs) to alleviate pathological conditions, has become more prominent. Among advanced technologies, AR in particular has the greatest potential to address those challenges and facilitate the translation of PNMs into formidable clinical application of personalized therapy...
December 14, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233669/using-voice-to-create-hospital-progress-notes-description-of-a-mobile-application-and-supporting-system-integrated-with-a-commercial-electronic-health-record
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Thomas H Payne, W David Alonso, J Andrew Markiel, Kevin Lybarger, Andrew A White
We describe the development and design of a smartphone app-based system to create inpatient progress notes using voice, commercial automatic speech recognition software, with text processing to recognize spoken voice commands and format the note, and integration with a commercial EHR. This new system fits hospital rounding workflow and was used to support a randomized clinical trial testing whether use of voice to create notes improves timeliness of note availability, note quality, and physician satisfaction with the note creation process...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230254/a-cross-lingual-mobile-medical-communication-system-prototype-for-foreigners-and-subjects-with-speech-hearing-and-mental-disabilities-based-on-pictograms
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Krzysztof Wołk, Agnieszka Wołk, Wojciech Glinkowski
People with speech, hearing, or mental impairment require special communication assistance, especially for medical purposes. Automatic solutions for speech recognition and voice synthesis from text are poor fits for communication in the medical domain because they are dependent on error-prone statistical models. Systems dependent on manual text input are insufficient. Recently introduced systems for automatic sign language recognition are dependent on statistical models as well as on image and gesture quality...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228111/obligatory-and-facultative-brain-regions-for-voice-identity-recognition
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Claudia Roswandowitz, Claudia Kappes, Hellmuth Obrig, Katharina von Kriegstein
Recognizing the identity of others by their voice is an important skill for social interactions. To date, it remains controversial which parts of the brain are critical structures for this skill. Based on neuroimaging findings, standard models of person-identity recognition suggest that the right temporal lobe is the hub for voice-identity recognition. Neuropsychological case studies, however, reported selective deficits of voice-identity recognition in patients predominantly with right inferior parietal lobe lesions...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227779/terry-s-parrot-died-adventures-in-voice-recognition
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Richard Travers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225467/altered-emotional-recognition-and-expression-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Yazhou Jin, Zhiqi Mao, Zhipei Ling, Xin Xu, Zhiyuan Zhang, Xinguang Yu
Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients exhibit deficits in emotional recognition and expression abilities, including emotional faces and voices. The aim of this study was to explore emotional processing in pre-deep brain stimulation (pre-DBS) PD patients using two sensory modalities (visual and auditory). Methods: Fifteen PD patients who needed DBS surgery and 15 healthy, age- and gender-matched controls were recruited as participants. All participants were assessed by the Karolinska Directed Emotional Faces database 50 Faces Recognition test...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195438/l2-voice-recognition-the-role-of-speaker-listener-and-stimulus-related-factors
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Polina Drozdova, Roeland van Hout, Odette Scharenborg
Previous studies examined various factors influencing voice recognition and learning with mixed results. The present study investigates the separate and combined contribution of these various speaker-, stimulus-, and listener-related factors to voice recognition. Dutch listeners, with arguably incomplete phonological and lexical knowledge in the target language, English, learned to recognize the voice of four native English speakers, speaking in English, during four-day training. Training was successful and listeners' accuracy was shown to be influenced by the acoustic characteristics of speakers and the sound composition of the words used in the training, but not by lexical frequency of the words, nor the lexical knowledge of the listeners or their phonological aptitude...
November 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194499/emotion-recognition-associated-with-polymorphism-in-oxytocinergic-pathway-gene-arnt2
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Daniel Hovey, Susanne Henningsson, Diana S Cortes, Tanja Bänziger, Anna Zettergren, Jonas Melke, Håkan Fischer, Petri Laukka, Lars Westberg
The ability to correctly understand the emotional expression of another person is essential for social relationships and appears to be a partly inherited trait. The neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin have been shown to influence this ability as well as face processing in humans. Here, recognition of the emotional content of faces and voices, separately and combined, was investigated in 492 subjects, genotyped for 25 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in eight genes encoding proteins important for oxytocin and vasopressin neurotransmission...
November 28, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186621/is-the-voice-an-auditory-face-an-ale-meta-analysis-comparing-vocal-and-facial-emotion-processing
#15
Annett Schirmer
This meta-analysis compares the brain structures and mechanisms involved in facial and vocal emotion recognition. Neuroimaging studies contrasting emotional with neutral (face: N = 76, voice: N = 34) and explicit with implicit emotion processing (face: N = 27, voice: N = 20) were collected to shed light on stimulus and goal driven mechanisms, respectively. Activation likelihood estimations were conducted on the full data sets for the separate modalities and on reduced, modality-matched data sets for modality comparison...
November 23, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164447/specific-patterns-of-emotion-recognition-from-faces-in-children-with-asd-results-of-a-cross-modal-matching-paradigm
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Ofer Golan, Ilanit Gordon, Keren Fichman, Giora Keinan
Children with ASD show emotion recognition difficulties, as part of their social communication deficits. We examined facial emotion recognition (FER) in intellectually disabled children with ASD and in younger typically developing (TD) controls, matched on mental age. Our emotion-matching paradigm employed three different modalities: facial, vocal and verbal. Results confirmed overall FER deficits in ASD. Compared to the TD group, children with ASD had the poorest performance in recognizing surprise and anger in comparison to happiness and sadness, and struggled with face-face matching, compared to voice-face and word-face combinations...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161173/a-relational-ethics-framework-for-advancing-practice-with-children-with-complex-health-care-needs-and-their-parents
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Franco A Carnevale, Gail Teachman, Aline Bogossian
Children with complex health care needs are an emerging population that commonly requires long-term supportive services. A growing body of evidence has highlighted that these children and their families experience significant challenges. Many of these challenges involve ethical concerns that have been under-recognized. In this article, we (a) outline ethical concerns that arise in clinical practice with children with complex health care needs and their families (e.g.: exclusion of children's voices in discussions and decisions that affect them; difficulties in defining their best interests; clashes across the array of social roles that parents manage; limited recognition of the ethical significance of parents' and other family members' interests) and (b) propose a relational ethics framework for addressing these concerns...
November 21, 2017: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152329/patient-physician-collaboration-in-rheumatology-a-necessity
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Elena Nikiphorou, Alessia Alunno, Loreto Carmona, Marios Kouloumas, Johannes Bijlsma, Maurizio Cutolo
Over the past few decades, there has been significant and impressive progress in the understanding and management of rheumatic diseases. One of the key reasons for succeeding in making this progress has been the increasingly stronger partnership between physicians and patients, setting a milestone in patient care. In this viewpoint, we discuss the recent evolution of the physician-patient relationship over time in Europe, reflecting on the 'journey' from behind the clinic walls through to clinical and research collaborations at national and international level and the birth of healthcare professional and 'rheumatic' patient organisations...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150091/prediction-of-menarcheal-status-of-girls-using-voice-features
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Marcin D Bugdol, Monika N Bugdol, Anna M Lipowicz, Andrzej W Mitas, Maria J Bienkowska, Agata M Wijata
A method for evaluating the menarcheal status of girls on the basis of their voice features is presented in the paper. The registration procedure consists of voice recording and measuring 20 anthropological features. The input feature vector is a combination of voice and anthropometric parameters, counting 220 features. The optimal set of parameters was selected using five different methods: Method A - stepwise regression (first forward, then backward regression) performed on features with statistically different means/medians; Method B - stepwise regression (forward and backward) on all features, with age; Method C - stepwise regression as in B; including age, Method D - all features with statistically different means/medians, Method E - all features excluding age...
November 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145178/minor-hemisphere-major-syndromes
#20
Antonio Carota, Julien Bogousslavsky
A right "minor hemisphere" does not exist as the right hemisphere is dominant for awareness (nosognosia), spatial attention, emotional regulation, facial and voice expressions, visual recognition, and topographical orientation. Without the right hemisphere, the world would be flat, deprived of general and spatial attentions, pointing preferentially to the right side of the space, lacking visual experiences and emotions, exhibiting diminished awareness of the self and environment. Clinical-related syndromes of the right hemisphere are unilateral spatial neglect, object and face visual agnosia, the anosognosia for hemiparesis and/or hemianopia, misidentification syndromes, mania, and other obsessions for the food and the body...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
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